This year I’ve had a bit of a floral awakening. Can you believe that before 2015 I only owned one item of floral print – itself purchased only the year before? It’s weird, I’m probably the most ridiculously girly person I know in my dress-sense and yet I somehow still felt that flowery prints were too girly for me. If they’re too girly for me, who on earth can wear them?! I’ve always had a slight thing about going ‘too far’ in how I look though and I guess I feel like my hair + my make-up + me generally + florals = obscene levels of girliness.
And, let’s be honest, they do! But what I’ve now realised is… who cares? What’s wrong with being a total girl about clothes and how I look once in a while? Thus, the girliest outfit you might ever see was born and paraded at a sunny picnic. Where I was definitely given some (many) funny looks, probably because I was prancing around in a summer dress and heeled clogs when everyone else was in running or rambling gear… However, one woman passing by with some of her friends yelled over ‘You look beautiful!’ and even if she was being sarcastic (I’ve no idea, you tend to think the worst when you’re being yelled at), I don’t care. I’ll take that because I did feel beautiful with my inner girly girl on full display.
Hair flower: Accessorize (old)
Dress: c/o Voodoo Vixen
Bag: Primark (in stores now)
Shoes: Swedish Hasbeens (similar)
If anyone likes this dress enough to buy it, it’s worth mentioning I shortened the straps by about an inch – they were a bit too long for my petite frame. The sizing is pretty true to the size guide, but my short torso meant the waistline didn’t sit quite right – in some of the photos the shirring (yay, shirring) is a bit bunched up. Also, the website mentions there’s ‘covered buttons’ on the dress – if there are, they are very sneaky invisible ones!
Onto the video… So, not only was I prancing around in this dress in front of B and the camera, as usual, he also had the camcorder simultaneously trained on me to get some footage of what it looks like when I’m posing for one of these shoots (believe it or not, one of you lot asked me to show this!). And now I know: a little bit silly with lots of head movement. Also, I have spent a lot of time blaming B for taking photos at the exact moment I blink – I mean, how inconsiderate! But now I’ve seen for myself that sometimes I’m blinking more than once a second. Huh. Who knew. Sorry B.
And this feels like a wonderfully summery post to end on before I go away in a couple of days to the south of France – can’t wait to wear the rest of the summer clothes I’ve been stockpiling at long last! If I have wifi in my apartment I’ll stay in touch, but if not, I’ll see you all on the other side…